Panthers wrap up season at banquet

Voted for team awards, from left: Keziah McQuillen, Madilynn Kromminga, Olivia Zimmerman, Jayden Kuper, Lacie Koppes and Mia Jaeger. Not pictured is Lanie Luensman. (Photos by Pete Temple)

All-Conference Panthers, from left: Jaelyn Aitchison, Keziah McQuillen, Mia Jaeger and Bella Mullen. Not pictured is Lanie Luensman.

Lanie Luensman was an all-conference player, and was voted Co-Best Defensive player.

   Monticello’s third consecutive River Valley North Division Championship, as well as individual achievements, were celebrated at the Monticello Volleyball Banquet Nov. 10 in the high school commons.

   Head coach Stacie Breitbach, spoke about the team’s accomplishments, which included a 23-11 record. Individually, senior Mia  Jaeger set a school record by recording 765 assists this past season.

   A list of awards presented follows.




River Valley


     First Team: Jayden Kuper, sophomore.

     First Team Setter: Mia Jaeger, senior.

     Second Team: Lanie Luensman, senior; Keziah McQuillen, junior.

     Honorable Mention: Jaelyn Aitchison, senior.

Varsity awards

     Most Valuable: Jayden Kuper, sophomore.

     Most Improved: Lacie Koppes, junior.

     Best Offensive Player: Mia Jaeger, senior.

     Best Defensive Players: Lanie Luensman, senior; Keziah McQuillen, junior.

     Panther Pride: Olivia Zimmerman, senior; Madilynn Kromminga, sophomore.

     Captains’ awards: Jaelyn Aitchison, senior; Madison Butterworth, senior; Mia Jaeger, senior; Keziah McQuillen, junior.

     Best Teammate: Piper Hansen, senior; Emma Sperfslage, senior.

Junior Varsity awards

     Most Valuable: Bella Mullen, senior.

     Most Improved: Hailey Henderson, sophomore.

     Best Offensive Players: Reagan Schneiter, senior; Gabi Barnhart, junior.

     Best Defensive Player: Kinzi Schlarmann, junior.

     Panther Pride: Mya Hansen, sophomore.

Fresh-soph awards

     Most Valuable: Jess Stadtmueller, sophomore.

     Best Offensive Player: Hannah Butterworth, freshman.

     Best Defensive Player: Ava Zimmerman, freshman.

     Panther Pride: Haili Schlarmann, sophomore.

Freshman awards

     Most Improved: Stella Flynn.

     Best Offensive Player: Paige Rickels.

     Best Defensive Player: Naryah Trenkamp.

     Panther Pride: Nevaeh Norton.





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